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Re: interested in international teaching
Posted by Patti on 3/28/06
(7) Comments

    I worked for four years at a small locally-owned, foreign-
    managed school in China. I got the job by answering directly
    an internet ad at a teacher website. I have not dealt with
    ISS. A cheaper, still effective alternative is suscribing to
    TIE Online. My former school and many other large and small
    schools around the globe advertise in TIE. Recruiting season
    has already started, so hurry if you're looking for something
    in the fall.

    On 3/28/06, Joy S. wrote:
    > On 2/13/06, Meghann wrote:
    >> I am a 4th year teacher certified in S.S. 5th-12th. I am
    >> looking to talk to someone with international teaching
    >> experience. I have looked at ISS and search associates and
    >> would just like to know a little bit about application
    >> process and chances of actually getting placed. Please help!
    >
    > Hi Meghann,
    > I worked last fall at a bilingual school in Honduras. I
    > came home early due to unethical practices of the
    > administration. Wherever you go, find good referrals from
    > people that live in the surrounding area who can give you
    > objective opinions. Although, sometimes this isn't even
    enough
    > (speaking from experience). Just know that if you fall into
    > any litigation issues or issues that are generally resolved
    > with teacher's unions, you will be on your own there. And,
    you
    > will have to fight for yourself.
    > There are other teachers who have had wonderful
    > experiences. So, don't let this deter you from a life
    changing
    > experience that you would regret later on in life. Go for
    it!
    >
    > Contact me if you need more info. jlyidt@hotmail.com.
    >
    >
    >